A Sewing Course, Comprising Directions for Making the Various Stitches and Instruction in Methods of Teaching

A Sewing Course, Comprising Directions for Making the Various Stitches and Instruction in Methods of Teaching

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of the stitches will be stretched into a fan. The round end of the buttonholes takes usually from seven to nine stitches. It is sometimes made without the purl and consists of a close overhand stitch like eyelet No. 3. When the lower end of the buttonhole has been reached, the fan can be made around this end, or if this end is to be barred, put the needle into the purl on the opposite side, and draw the two sides of the slit together; take two or three stitches if it needs to be very strong; bring the needle out beyond the slit on a line with the depth of stitches just completed and make a close bar of buttonhole stitches across. (Fig. 20.) The ends of the bar should be on a line with the outside of the buttonhole stitches. Some needlewomen make the bar of the blanket stitches; it is not quite so strong made in this manner. The stitch in the bar that comes over the first stitch made in the buttonhole must pass through its loop, so as to hold it from slipping; fasten all securely. Take a long enough thread to complete the buttonhole stitches, as it is yery difficult to join the thread after the purl has been started; a thread about % of a yard long is enough for ordinary buttonholes. Coarse thread may be used for coarse material; but for ordinary muslin No. 60 is coarse enough. Use as fine a needle as possible. If a thread must be taken in the midst of the buttonhole put the old thread through the slit and fasten well on the other side. Insert the new thread through the last purl and continue as before. Buttonholes in cotton material may be rounded at both ends, barred at both ends, or the end where the shank of the button will come may be rounded and the other end barred. When making buttonholes on wool material the method is not...show more

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